Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Beaches of Orange County Preview

I finally started the necklace I want to create for the Orange County Fair this week and submitted my entry form today. So, I have till June 20 to finish. Totally doable with no stress!

Here’s the full necklace with all charms attached. Aren’t they cute? Swimsuit, fish, beach chairs with umbrella, dolphins and orange slices.

The ceramic oranges I got at the Bead Bazaar at the Bowers a few weeks ago and the pewter orange slices I sussed out on Etsy. They’re perfect!

Close up of the beading I’ve done so far. The theme lent itself to oranges, blues and clears. In this picture, the beads look red (the day is somewhat cloudy here in sunny SoCal) but they really are orange.

So for the next week or so, this is what I’ll be working on. It’s hard to tell with only a few beads whether it’s colorful enough. With these necklaces, you can’t really get a feel for the look of it till it’s half done, so wish me luck! It’s always an adventure with the Charm N Bead!


Kim VanDerhoek said...

Ooo, this looks delicious! The orange is adorable, what a great find. Best of luck with the Fair!

I'm entering too and had a very good experience last year.

Bear Chick said...

Glad to hear you're entering, too. We haven't been to the Fair in a few years, so I'm looking forward to going this year and I'll look for you in the fine arts building. Good Luck!

Tammy's Treasure Chest said...

I think it's PERFECT! Looks good enough to eat!
I'm glad my alien made you smile. I wear it all the time and it makes me smile, too! :)

Bear Chick said...

Thanks Tammy!